Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2011

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ISBN: 978-3-642-18080-4 (Print) 978-3-642-18081-1 (Online)

Table of contents (71 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVI

  2. Mechanisms of Sepsis and Multiple Organ Failure

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      Pages 1-1

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      The Role of Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts (RAGE) in Infection

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      Pages 16-25

      The Endocannabinoid System: A Janus-faced Modulator of Inflammation in the Intestinal Microcirculation

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      Pages 26-36

      Remote Ischemic Conditioning against Ischemia/reperfusion Injury

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      Pages 37-47

      Hypoxia-inducible Factors and the Prevention of Acute Organ Injury

  3. Coagulation System

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      Pages 49-49

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      Are Microparticles Reliable Deleterious Effectors in Septic Coagulopathy?

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      Pages 62-69

      The Inflammatory Potential of Fibrin(ogen) and its Degradation Products

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      Pages 70-79

      Iron Deficiency in Critically III Patients: Highlighting the Role of Hepcidin

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      Pages 80-93

      Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia in the ICU: An Overview

  4. Acute Respiratory Failure

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      Pages 95-95

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      Pages 97-108

      The Next Generation of ALI Genetics: Insights into Pathophysiology

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      Pages 109-116

      Use of B-type Natriuretic Peptides in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Requiring Ventilatory Support

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      Pages 117-128

      Acute Lung Injury in the ICU: Focus on Prevention

  5. Endotracheal Intubation

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      Pages 129-129

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      Pages 131-143

      Rapid Sequence Intubation: Overview and Myths Versus Facts

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      Pages 144-155

      Research Priorities in Oral Care for Endotracheally-intubated Patients

  6. Ventilator Issues

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      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-173

      Pros and Cons of Assisted Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Lung Injury

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      Pages 174-187

      Can ‘Permissive’ Hypercapnia Modulate the Severity of Sepsis-induced ALI/ARDS?

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      Pages 188-196

      NAVA: Why, When, Who?

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      Pages 197-206

      Therapeutic Aerosols in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

  7. Cardiac Crises

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      Pages 207-207

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      Pages 209-219

      Cardiac Mitochondria and Heart Failure: The Chicken or the Egg?

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      Pages 220-230

      Evolving Rationale for Minimally-interrupted Chest Compressions during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  8. Renal Aspects

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      Pages 231-231

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      Pages 233-241

      Hypoalbuminemia as a Risk Factor for Acute Kidney Injury

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